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The answer is yes. You can use John MacFarlane's Pandoc to directly generate EPUB 2 or EPUB 3 from markdown.


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Leanpub.com accepts Markdown only from authors. They use some extensions like tables or source code embedding to take most of the pain away. Markdown doesn’t offer such a fine control like TeX/LaTeX, but most ebook readers wouldn’t honor that anyway. You can take a look at the free samples (example) to judge the result. I think, yes, Markdown is an ...


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Yes, I think it may be used and, in my opinion, it makes it easier to layout and format the whole text. There are tools that allow you to type using Markdown and do export to epub and mobi formats among others. One example of such tools is Draft UPDATE: I have recently edited and published a book using Markdown and the gitbook project. It worked perfectly....


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The best-known resource is Project Gutenberg, which exists for precisely this purpose.


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Most libraries in Germany are in my opinion joined with Onleihe. They have a website where you can see which library is connected by clicking on a map to select your Bundesland (Hessen, Bayern, etc.) http://www.onleihe.net/ihre-onleihe-finden/onleihen-in-deutschland.html


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No you cannot directly upload the files and use them. You would have to convert the file (with a syntax highlighter) to a format your kindle supports (EPUB,AZW3) and then upload those files. I would not use PDF, I still have to come across a converter that correctly does whitespace (significant in e.g. Python) correctly. Although you might be indifferent ...


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Markdown does not seem to have many formatting options, but it looks like it is being used for creating ebooks, since there seem to be many books about creating ebooks from markdown from a google search. An example blog: http://ianhocking.com/2013/06/22/writing-a-novel-using-markdown/


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In the UK you can (I suspect it depends on the county/borough) borrow ebooks from your public library. They use Overdrive as I suspect many others do, so I think only do ePub readers(and only those that understand Adobe DRM), so no Kindles. Overdrive does do Kindles but only in the US. See the entry page and you can browse without registering for the ...


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All the work on Wikisource is free (CC or PD) by US law. It can be downloaded as EPUB with download help available


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The web site Mobile Read maintains a library of public domain eBook files in various formats.


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It depends from the type of images you need, but I'd suggest to have a look at openclipart. Its great advantage, besides containing images with an open license, is that they are stored in vectorial format (SVG), so they may be scaled at will.


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Markdown is fine for most common textual purposes, but if you are creating complex material, or material which you want to re-use for other purposes, you might want to look at one of the many XML formats. Both DocBook and TEI are in extensive use in publishing for complex work, but at the moment you still need to learn how XML works in order to use an XML ...


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Markdown is an excellent shortcut to HTML, especially for non-technical writers and editors. Some publishing services (Leanpub, Gitbook, PenFlip and others) make the most of this. The drawback with most markdown-based publishing services currently is that they use flavours of markdown that don't support classes (technically, 'attribute definitions' for ...


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Yale University's Avalon Project has a great collection of free materials in the law, history, and diplomacy realm. Also, Amazon has lots of free Kindle versions of various works that are no longer under copyright protection. For example, you can find free Shakespeare materials here.


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The Amazon Kindle library exists for amazon.co.uk. You need to pay to sign up for Amazon prime


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Wikipedia has many image that are in the public domain or with acceptable free licenses. I would assume that—with proper attribution—you can use images in the public domain, and part of the free license, in your own work. On this site you can see the stock-photo-licensing agreements of various suppliers. I have a—now unused—...


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I have used Markdown to create content, then used Pandoc to convert that content into ePub format for reading on iBooks. Markdown does not have a lot of layout features compared to LaTeX. If you want something fast and quick for images, simple tables and text, Markdown will work great. If your intent is to have finer layout control, with drop caps and ...


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(While the original question is older, my answer is relevant to show that Markdown continues to have value in more cases than you think, even as Markdown evolves.) Yes. I've converted several PDFs into text, then Markdown, and then into an EPUB. Markdown is not as "cluttery" as say, raw HTML, so it's easier to read. And it's easier for beginners to learn ...


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